AIS

A guide to the A.I.S. Systems we offer

Improve your safety at sea with AIS. Receive AIS broadcasts from other vessels and display their location speed and heading on your GPS Plotter or PC. Most of the GPS Chartplotters we supply are AIS interface ready.

What is AIS ? The AIS system, Automatic Identification System, enables the automatic exchange of navigation data such as position, MMSI number, course, speed etc… over the marine VHF digital network.

We have written a “Buyers’ Guide to AIS”.  Click here to view.

These products can now be purchased from our new Internet Shop at eshop


Low cost AIS Receiver – complete system from Quark

We can now offer what is without doubt the best low-cost solution to fitting AIS available to the leisure boat owner.  It is the Quark QK-A024 Dual Channel AIS Receiver with WiFi and NMEA outputs.  The AIS unit receives both Class A and Class B data transmissions for viewing on a compatible plotter or PC.  There is an optional input for GPS to provide compatible devices with a position data feed.  The NMEA/RS232 output is suitable for connection to a compatible plotter (must be able to receive NMEA 0183HS data) PLUS the output is also transmitted via the built-in WiFi adapter to your on-board computer, laptop or phone.

Full details are available here.



Class B AIS Transponder – Digital Yacht AIT2000

The AIT2000 is a full CLASS B AIS transponder that sends and receives AIS data so your position, course, speed, heading and identity are transmitted to other AIS users as well as receiving other CLASS A and CLASS B data transmissions for viewing on a compatible plotter or PC charting system.  It has a built in GPS receiver to provide compatible devices with a position data feed and a dual channel receiver for the AIS data.The AIT2000 has replaced the AIT1000 and has NMEA2000,NMEA0183 & USB outputs for connection to compatible plotter or PC charting system.  Supplied complete with GPS antenna – our website price is  £530.40 inc VAT (plus carriage) [A suitable VHF antenna is also available at £49.50.]

Follow this link to purchase – eshop/ais

See and be seen – for a price similar to that of a radar reflector plus AIS receiver, you can now have a complete AIS Transponder so that commercial shipping can see you on their display. Be safe, not sorry.

We are based in Deacons Boatyard but can help in all the surrounding Marinas on and near the River Hamble area including Bursledon and Swanwick( plus those marinas run by MDL & Premier, Universal Marina etc.)